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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Viola rostrata Pursh
Longspur violet, Violette à long éperon
USDA Symbol: VIRO
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A leafy-stemmed violet, 4-16 in. tall, with lilac-purple flowers. The blossom’s spur is distinctively long and narrow.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
AL , CT , GA , IN , KY , MA , MD , MI , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: ON Native Distribution:
S.w. Que. & s. NH to MI, s. to n. NJ, PA & WV; also upland to GA & AL Native Habitat:
Rich, limey woods; often associated with hemlocks USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Soil Description: Moist, rich soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2010-05-22
Research By: TWC Staff